A Wrinkle in Time

No one fancies getting old, do they? It's not something that stirs the loins and makes us giddy. To many of us coffin dodgers invoke words like frailty, incontinence, vulnerability, hair in unwanted places. So to produce a show about the blue rinse brigade is no easy feat. Listening to it, on the other hand, was surprisingly [...]

True Tales, Boldly Told

If you like to be shocked and laugh uncontrollably, catching your breath because you can't believe what you've just heard, well, then, Risk is the podcast for you. Be warned, it is not for the faint hearted. That said, if you're brave enough, you will delight on the rush of blood you feel with every [...]

Wireless Nights

Now this one surprised me. I grew up with Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp fame) and to be honest I never got his humour. I found his skinny, deranged looking appearance a nuisance. And well, his music never really took my fancy. So when his BBC Radio 4 podcast - Wireless Nights - was suggested to [...]

Roll up, Roll up. Get your Podcasts here.

I have to admit, I get a kick out giving podcast recommendations. Leading friends and acquaintances to this beautiful sea of audio, full of choice and expectation. And later listening as they tell me what they loved. And hated. I'll never forget how I first discovered them. What joy it brought to my life. All [...]

The Political Gamut

I have been considering a career change. Politics. Well, I was for about two minutes. Then I realised I don't have the energy for Irish politics. Nor do I have the right genitalia, it seems. See when Leo Varadkar became our super new Taoiseach (Prime Minister) I thought this might be our Justin Trudeau or [...]

Consenting Adults…

Over the past few years, there has been a notable rise in concern regarding the question of consent in cases of sexual assault. It's not simply that someone was raped or assaulted without their consent. It's that the victim, according to their alleged attacker, was compliant. This, I suppose, is nothing new. Such are the [...]